Pipeline Flow-Diverter Stent for Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms: Preliminary Exper

Publication year: 2011
Source: World Neurosurgery, Volume 76, Issues 1-2, July-August 2011, Pages 114-119
Boris, Lubicz , Laurent, Collignon , Gaï, Raphaeli , Olivier, De Witte
Objective: To report our preliminary experience with the Pipeline flow-diverter stent for the endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysms. Methods: Between September 2009 and October 2010, 20 patients with 27 fusiform or wide-necked unruptured aneurysms were included and treated by Pipeline stent placement alone. Technical issues, immediate findings, delayed complications, and clinical and imaging follow-up at three and six months were assessed. Results: EVT was successfully performed in all patients. Clinical outcome was excellent in all but one patient who died. This latter patient developed a massive infarct due to a delayed stent thrombosis. Other complications without permanent deficit included one perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage and…

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